'Life changing' £60,000 raised by annual Doncaster charity football match
A whopping, ‘life-changing’ £60,000 has been raised by an annual Doncaster charity football match.
The Legends match, featuring a host of ex-Doncaster Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday stars, drew a crowd of almost 3,000 people to the Keepmoat Stadium last month – the first live football at the ground in 15 months.
And the game, which featured ex-England star Chris Waddle as well as Rovers favourites such as Paul Green, Jason Price, Colin Cramb and many more, helped to draw in a huge cash boost for Doncaster based charity the Eve Merton Dreams Trust, which organises treats for people with life-limiting and terminal illnesses.
A spokesman said: “Well, what can you say about that?...what an incredible amount raised!
“We must thank everybody involved who made an impact to that total, the fundraisers, the sponsors, the fans, everybody involved at Club Doncaster, the Legends and our amazing team of volunteers.
“That amount is huge - but in a post COVID-19 world £60,701 is life changing.”